Queen’s Park – Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath cautiously welcomed today’s funding announcement for Hamilton’s LRT. Horwath, who has been a long-time advocate for a Hamilton LRT, pointed out that the Liberals first committed to a Hamilton LRT back in 2007. When shovels finally hit the ground in 2019 the track won’t go as far as promised.
“This morning we learned two things. First, we learned that at long last the government actually knows how to spell ‘LRT’ when it comes to Hamilton, but we also learned the neighbourhoods near Eastgate Square have been shutout of the government’s LRT plans.”
Horwath said that by failing to run the LRT to Eastgate Square as promised, surrounding areas will miss out on the economic uplift that the LRT would bring.